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  1. The Top 5 Mistakes Divorced Parents Make

    Breaking up is hard to do, and it may be especially hard for kids. Kids of divorce can feel they've been hit the hardest by the end of their parents' relationship. Some are asked to broker peace between warring exes, even as they are grieving the loss of a parent who has abruptly moved out. Others m

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  2. 7 Things You Didn't Know About Raising Newborn Twins

    In the U.S, about three of every 100 pregnant women give birth to twins or triplets. And by many accounts, twin pregnancies are on the rise. Still, even experienced moms may not know what to expect when they bring home newborn twins.  While it is true that twins can bring double the joy, parenting t

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  3. No-Nonsense Napping Guide for Toddlers

    Napping is an important part of your toddler's day as well as yours. Your child needs to recharge and reboot or everyone will suffer the consequences. And you count on nap time to get things done you need to do. But why are naps so critical to youngsters, and when do they outgrow the need? And how c

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  4. When All Else Fails, Parent With Humor

    When it comes to parenting, it’s funny how humor can motivate children when more negative tactics do not. Jane Marie Scarboro’s 3-year-old son, Teddy, had been lagging behind on their family hike. And the Lafayette, CA, mother of two had felt herself getting annoyed. But then she switched tactics. O

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  5. 7 Secrets of Toddler Discipline

    Have you ever found yourself in deep negotiations with your 2-year-old over whether she can wear her princess costume to preschool for the fifth day in a row? Have you taken the  "walk of shame" out of the local supermarket after your toddler threw a temper tantrum on the floor? There may be comfort

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  6. 9 Mistakes to Avoid With Your Toddler

    Toddlers -- full of energy and eager to test your limits as well as their legs -- can be a particular challenge for parents. But even though children don't come with an owner’s manual, the adventure can be more fun if you're aware of a few common mistakes parents make and how to avoid them. . Toddle

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  7. 6 Post-Pregnancy Body Changes You Didn't Expect

    When you found out you were pregnant , you knew your life was going to change forever! So much to look forward to: bringing your baby home, seeing his first smile, hearing his first coo.  And you knew your body was in for some changes, too -- gaining weight during pregnancy, bigger breasts, maybe sw

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  8. Your Sex Life After Baby

    Having a baby is an amazing, life-changing experience. But no matter how in love you are with your little one, caring for a newborn can take a serious toll on your sex life. To put it bluntly: “Babies are sex killers,” says psychiatrist Gail Saltz, MD, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell

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  9. 5 New Mom Guilt Trips to Skip

    Here’s something few people will tell you when you’re pregnant and about to become a new mom. Among the many new emotions you’ll experience as a parent, guilt is likely to be right up there at the top. The stakes for parents these days are higher than ever. “We live in an age of high expectations th

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  10. Can I Take My Newborn Outside?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including some of the oldest -- and most cherished -- medical myths out there. In our March-April 2011 issue, we asked Anne Hansen, MD, MPH, medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care

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